Martin Chatterton was born and raised in Liverpool, England in the 1960’s. He gained his degree in London in the eighties before embarking on an internationally successful career as an illustrator, graphic designer, commercials director and children’s author. His work has been published in more than a dozen languages and has won and been shortlisted in numerous awards in the UK, US and Australia.

After time spent as Creative Director with the London design company he co-founded, Martin moved between the US and UK for five years before eventually emigrating to Australia where he has been based since 2004. In addition to his books for children, Random House published his debut crime fiction novel in 2012.

He lives in Lennox Head in northern NSW and is married with two teenage children.